Big ups to Palmetto Youth Center Trojan basketball.
Coach Reggie Bellamy's cagers won the USSSA South East Regional Championship for the 17-&-Under Division 2 category in Suwanee, Ga., and qualified for the national championship tournament in Kansas City, Aug. 9-11.
A fundraising campaign is under way to get the team there.
"Our goal is to be able to raise enough money to allow the team to participate in this prestigious event," said Chris Lukowiak, the center's executive director. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these children.. With the community working together, I'm sure we can make it happen."
PYC officials are seeking 120 donors who can give $100 each and, so far, 11 have stepped up with that commitment.
Regardless, any donations will be accepted for the cause.
"This is an excellent group of young men, dedicated to reaching beyond Palmetto and accomplishing individual and team successes," said Tony Stephens, the center's athletic director. "We are proud their positive activities are bringing rewards."
For more information, call 941-722-0783.
Or visit www.palmettoyc.com